What is the average lifespan of a residential electric water heater with softened water?

Answer The lifespan of an electric water heater in a residential home is 5 to 7 years. With softened water, the water heater is more likely to last closer to 7 years, as water quality affects the lifespan... Read More »

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What is the average lifespan of an electric dryer?

Electric-powered clothing dryers have a life expectancy of about 18 years. In an electric dryer's lifetime it will have performed about 3,700 cycles of drying clothes, costing about 30 to 40 cents ... Read More »

What is the average water rate from a residential water hose?

A typical garden hose, one-half inch in diameter, delivers about nine gallons per minute. A larger 5/8" hose can deliver up to 17 gallons per minute. Even larger hoses are available that can deli... Read More »

Would a bad lower element in a waterheater cause low hot water pressure?

Answer It will not cause low water pressure. It will cause a loss of heated water because the heater will not be able to recover fast enough. It has nothing to do with pressure.

If you add softened water to a swimming pool with hard water rather than draining and refilling how could the addition of soft water be corrosive?

The corrosive properties of water are not affected by its hardness. This is a common misconception that can be explained by the types of source water that yield naturally soft or naturally hard wat... Read More »